Understand, people will constantly attack you in life.
One of their main weapons will be to instill in you doubts about yourself –
your worth, your abilities, your potential.
They will often disguise this as their objective opinion,
but invariably it has a political purpose – they want to keep you down.
The 50th Law // Robert Greene
Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right.’
Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command
and better tools will be found as you go along.
// Napoleon Hill
Most people are fast to stop you before you get started
but hesitate to get in the way if you’re moving.
The 4-Hour Workweek // Timothy Ferriss
the fear of my own
mortality is holding
me back from my life
3AM Thoughts // AKA “Haiku 102.”
The more something threatens your identity,
the more you will avoid it.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck // Mark Manson
Anything that you resent and
strongly react to in another
is also in you.
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose // Eckhart Tolle
We are not what happened to us,
we are what we wish to become.
// Carl G. Jung
Stop aspiring and start writing.
If you’re writing, you’re a writer.
Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and
the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon.
Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles,
on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say,
like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything,
and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves.
Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret,
so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone.
Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t.
// Alan Wilson Watts
Creativity is an infinite resource.
The more you spend, the more you have.
Tools of Titans // Timothy Ferriss
Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict;
those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.
// William S. Burroughs